November 29, 2016 • Category: "Sing", Video Updates •
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The Today Show had a look at the animation of Sing on their show yesterday:
TODAY goes behind the scenes of the upcoming movie “Sing” with writer-director Garth Jennings to reveal what goes into creating an animated musical. Jennings says there’s “an insane amount of music” in the movie, featuring stars like Scarlett Johannson performing classic songs. And TODAY’s Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie got to join in on the fun by becoming the voices behind animal anchors. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.
Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced a Thanksgiving weekend event for audiences of all ages: “Sing Saturday,” a celebration of free screenings of the new event film from Illumination at 200 AMC Theatres nationwide, on November 26. From the creators of Despicable Me, Sing—in which Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon lead an all-star cast—arrives nationwide on December 21, 2016.
Tickets for “Sing Saturday” screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 moviegoers in line at participating AMC Theatres on Saturday, November 26 (10 a.m. local time). Audiences are encouraged to bring their family and friends of all ages and experience the film Variety calls “a game changer.” Moviegoers must be in line to receive a ticket for the screening.
“We are so proud that ‘Sing Saturday’ marks the biggest advance-screening program in the history of Universal Pictures and are honored to join AMC as we kick off the holiday season with Illumination’s gift for moviegoers of every generation,” said Nick Carpou, President of Distribution, Universal.
“For the past several years, Sing has been a labor of love for everyone at Illumination, as well as the tireless performers who have poured their hearts into this movie,” said Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination. “We know audiences of all ages will embrace the heart and the humor of this extraordinary film and can’t wait for movielovers to experience Sing over Thanksgiving weekend, throughout the holiday season and beyond.”
“For AMC movie-loving audiences of all ages who have cooked through Thanksgiving Thursday and shopped through Black Friday, AMC is thrilled to offer a holiday-entertainment treat with Sing Saturday,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP and Chief Content and Programming Officer, AMC Theatres.
For more information and a list of AMC Theatres participating in “Sing Saturday,” please visit www.SingSaturday.com.
Here’s a fourth trailer for Sing, plus a new character poster featuring Reese’s character Rosita. Plus, further down this post are a couple of new TV spots for the film featuring Rosita. Sing hits US cinemas on December 21st!
October 27, 2016 • Category: "Sing", Gallery Updates •
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Entertainment Weekly have published a fabulous new article on Sing, including portraits of the cast alongside their animal counterparts, created by the animation artists of Illumination Entertainment and photographer Norman Jean Roy:
Sing cast poses with animated animal counterparts in exclusive photos
Who else could get Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson to sing Top 40 hits as a koala, pig, and porcupine, respectively?
Only the wild minds of Illumination Entertainment could lasso such A-listers to go full animal for the latest pic from the filmmakers behind Minions and Despicable Me: Director Garth Jennings’ ensemble musical, Sing, which follows a wily producer named Buster Moon (McConaughey) who puts on a singing competition to save his theater and inspire some dreams in the process.
It turns out, even animals have fantasies of stardom, and that explains why the cast of Sing is stacked with certifiable superstars — all of whom have a shot at winning the contest and emerging on the top of the charts, thanks to a soundtrack of more than 65 song covers, from the Beatles to Kanye.
The participants, as gorgeously assembled in EW’s exclusive cast portrait above, span the species spectrum: There’s Taron Egerton’s Johnny, a soulful gorilla who wants to break out of the family crime business; Meena, a shy elephant teen who bears the ferocious vocals of Tori Kelly; Scarlett Johansson’s prickly porcupine, Ash; Seth MacFarlane’s Sinatra-spewing mouse, Mike; Gunter (Nick Kroll), a German pig; and Rosita, Reese Witherspoon’s put-upon mother of 25 piglets, who puts her own dreams on hold for her children. (See below for another shot of McConaughey with Buster Moon.)
“There’s something really wish-fulfilling about it all,” Witherspoon tells EW of the project. “We all have secret desires and part of us feels like no one sees our real talent, or our sort of true self. My character is the mom who does everything for everybody, and nobody seems to notice that she has bigger dreams and desires. I think there’s something really beautiful about our secret dreams being fulfilled.”
Witherspoon has gone down the animated route before (“My secret trick is eating M&Ms — they make me go completely nuts,” she giggles) but is in new territory with such a starry cast, a red-hot director in Jennings, and executive producer Chris Meledandri, the overseeing mind of Illumination.
September 23, 2016 • Category: "Sing", Gallery Updates •
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Over the past week or so the Gallery has been updated with over 250 more photos from the recent Toronto Film Festival. As posted about at the time, Reese attended the world premiere of her new animated musical comedy Sing at the festival – we now have over 300 gorgeous HQ photos of her at the premiere! Later on on the night of the premiere Reese attended a dinner hosted by Vanity Fair to honour actress Lupita N’yongo during which Reese was snapped with friend Michelle Williams and Vanity Fair director Mira Nair. We also have a few more pics from the following days press conference for Sing.
Our original post was updated with lots of videos and articles from the event.
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